Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC.
Republicans can also now breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that they can still win in the kind of affluent, educated districts that often favor Democrats - even with a president who has divided voters in their own party.
The California Democrat has always been a bogeywoman Republicans have used to motivate their base and to woo independents as the personification of liberal values and a reminder of why even if they may like their individual member or candidate, a vote for that Democrat would be a step toward putting Pelosi back in the speaker's chair. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections.
Pelosi "consistently polls very unfavorably", said John Rogers, the executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. He didn't live in the district", added Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). "I think that in certain areas, like in some of these special election districts, it doesn't benefit our candidates to be tied to her".
Still, the election results do tell us something about this moment.
"Clearly Karen Handel defended us on [healthcare] and ran on 'We need to get this stuff done".
"What's really important is that Donald Trump has seized the narrative back, that he's doing better with the voters than Democrats think he is", he said.
Tuesday was a triumphant night for Republicans, winning 4 of 5 special elections, including the most expensive House race in US history.
In a post Wednesday afternoon, the 71-year-old "Believe" singer said that unlike the Olympics, there are "no medals" given to second-place finishers in congressional elections. Several won re-election previously despite having more Democratic voters than Republicans in their districts.
Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC that Democrats needed to focus on economic growth and "get back to being a big tent party".
"If we had even a little Democrat support, just a little, like a couple of votes - you would have everything", he told the crowd. "And we better focus", Ryan said.
The hotly contested race between Handel and Ossoff for the House seat that was vacated by Tom Price, Trump's secretary of health and human services, was seen as an early signal for the 2018 midterm elections, and viewed by some as a referendum on the Trump administration.
Vulnerable Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), a top 2018 Democratic target who voted for ObamaCare repeal in May, also called the Georgia victory a "surprise" and "impressive win". But he said there is no doubt that "this is one occasion when we ought to say he deserves to take a victory lap". "Either you run scared or unopposed".
The Democratic panic is warranted. Republicans have won all four of the four special elections that have been held under President Trump. "I think that shows that people have serious questions about whether the Trump agenda is working for them. [.] I'm not looking at this as a loss, I'm looking at it as slow progress".
If the 40-year-old superstar chooses to keep boxing after fighting Conor McGregor , an early-May return would be likely. At the time, Mayweather told those gathered at the post-fight press conference that it was time for him to retire.
During the six-game playoff series against the Celtics, Butler averaged 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. According to Smith, the Bulls actually were willing to send Butler to the Sixers in a trade involving No. 3 pick.
The launch takes place just a couple of hours after Iran's Supreme leader said "they can not slap us in the face". The IRGC had vowed revenge for the Tehran attacks and accused Saudi Arabia of supporting ISIS in the operation.
The bureau's Washington Field Office will reveal the investigative findings by agents and other law enforcement officials. They revealed that they found a note on the gunman, James Hodgkinson with members of Congress's names on it.
The Whole Foods in Seattle South Lake Union neighborhood, just steps away from Amazon's downtown Seattle headquarters. It is unclear how Amazon will use Whole Foods , as the company would not go into detail about its plans.
BJP sources said the nomination will be filed before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves on his three-nation foreign tour. Each nomination paper has to be signed by at 50 proposers and an equal number of seconders who can also be MLAs.
Keeping that plan in mind, Obama practically eliminated the Cuba issue in United States relations with its southern neighbors. You know, tourism has boomed here in the past two and a half years since President Obama and Raul Castro warmed relations.
Apple is planning to acquire cloud hosting startup companies that could suit its plan, people familiar with the matter told CNBC . CNBC has uncovered a secret Apple health team working hard on an ambitious project to turn your iPhone into a medical database.
Earlier this month, Yahoo News reported that the Trump administration secretly tried to eliminate Russia's economic sanctions. These latest sanctions are in retaliation for Russia's interference in last year's presidential election.
Both Trump and his staff have yet to give a definitive answer on the existence of recording devices at the White House. The Journal filed a Freedom of Information Act request for any audio or written transcripts of Trump's conversations.
Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., removed his belt, which Williams used as a tourniquet to stanch the bleeding from Barth's leg wound. Members in the dugout crowded around Barton's young son, who was attending the practice with his father, to protect him.
Father killed children then hanged himself in Santa Rosa
Deputies say Camara and the children's mother were involved in a custody dispute before the apparent double murder-suicide. They say they were confronted a short time later by two men who yelled obscenities at them and had to be held back.
Embattled Uber Adds Option To Tip Drivers
We'll be adding more cities over the next few weeks, and will make tips available to all USA drivers, by the end of July 2017. Camp said that while all companies have growing pains, Uber's were "much more serious" because of how fast the company grew.
Megyn Kelly Vs. Alex Jones: 3.5 Million Watched
Relatives of the shooting victims have called Jones' comments hurtful and said he has encourage people to harass them. In response to criticism, Kelly invited parents to participate in the segment, an offer that one father accepted.
Merkel wants good Brexit deal that works for both sides
Born in 1930, in Ludwigshafen, an industrial city on the Rhine, Kohl joined the Hitler Youth but missed serving in the Nazi army. My heartfelt condolences go to his wife, Maike, extended family and friends, and the German people.
Jared Kushner speaks at tech event
His voice is common enough to those working in and around the White House, but Kushner on Monday gave rare public remarks. Six months after top tech CEOs met with President Trump for the first time, they're coming back for round two.
Takata Said to Plan Bankruptcy Filings as Soon as Next Week
A spokeswoman for Tokyo-based Takata said she wasn't aware of the reported plan and the company will issue a statement on it soon. This filing could arrive in the coming week both in Japan and the U.S. , where it has a subsidiary and is looking for a buyer.
Couple held captive by escaped convicts calls 911
The man and woman were threatened during the ordeal, Swing said. "I prayed like I have never prayed before", Hale said. Authorities warned that the men, who had escaped with the guards' 9 mm pistols, were considered very unsafe .